Workshop Series

Join us for an interactive and informative workshop series geared towards helping students and their families prepare to reach goals of educational excellence and career achievement. Sessions are free and open to the public, and attendance at all workshops is not required. Register today and refer a friend

2023 Workshop Series

Characters Traits of a Successful Student

January 26, 2023 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

A person’s character can dictate the goals they set for themselves and the actions they take on a daily basis to meet their goals. During this workshop, participants will learn what character traits lead to academic success and learn how to develop positive character traits. 

Importance of Community Service

February 22, 2023 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Community service is an integral part of personal and professional development. Serving the community through volunteerism and advocacy will not only benefit the public but it will also assist each individual in their journey to becoming an effective leader and resource to others around them. This session will provide information on the purpose of community service, how to be a good volunteer, and resources on how to get involved in community service.

Parent Session: Course Planning 101

February TBD, 2023 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Career Interest Exploration

March 22, 2023 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

This workshop will provide students with resources to explore career interests, opportunities that align with their identified skills, work values and personality characteristics, and discover college majors that align with specific career choices.

Importance of an Internship

April 19, 2023 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Internships are a proven way to gain relevant knowledge, skills, and experience while establishing important connections in the field. Interns are expected to demonstrate professional behavior at all times during the internship experience. During this workshop, students will learn what an internship is, its importance to their future career, basic business decorum, and the CLD Internship and Career Readiness Program.

21st Century Scholars Program (for 7th and 8th students and parents)

June 15, 2023 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

The 21st Century Scholarship is an Indiana scholarship opportunity that provides students up to four years of undergraduate tuition at any participating public college and university in Indiana. Students who are residents of Indiana are eligible to apply in 7th and 8th grade and are expected to complete their grade level requirements. During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to begin the process of applying for the 21st Century Scholarship while also gaining more information on the requirements and benefits of this scholarship.

Financial Aid 101

July 27, 2023 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Would you like to learn more about grant opportunities for your student? How can you decide on the most appropriate financial aid package at the school of your choice? This workshop will highlight the many components of college’s financial aid process.

College Application Process

August 17, 2023 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Preparing for college has quite a few vital steps that have serious time restraints. When should you apply to college? What are the main segments of the college application? When should you schedule a campus visit? This information session will provide you the opportunity to speak with a college admissions counselor who will guide you on completing online college applications.

Private High School Application Process

September 7, 2023 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Center for Leadership Development (CLD) will be hosting an information session that informs participants of the process of applying for private high schools including, but not limited to, interviews, entrance exams, and application process. Staff will also discuss resources and strategies on how to be a successful student. Participants will also receive information about scholarships through CLD’s private high school partners.

Building Resiliency

October 19, 2023 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Many students in Indianapolis are not naïve to the local and national barriers to academic success including mental health issues and gun violence. This workshop will speak to students and families about overcoming trials and building resiliency. Participants will also learn how character qualities such as resiliency help with academic achievement.

Students and Stress Management

November 16, 2023 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Most students experience significant amounts of stress, and this stress can take a significant toll on their health, emotional wellbeing, and grades. This workshop explains different types of stress and stressors students face, the potential consequences of stress, and practical strategies to manage stress.

Succeeding as a Student Athlete

December 7th, 2023 from 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Because student athletes encounter unique experiences, this workshop is geared to address some of their circumstances. In this workshop, student athletes and their parents will understand how to prioritize school while being an athlete, requirements of student athletes to excel in post-secondary institution, and how to navigate the mental pressures of being an athlete.